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2020/12/03 | Daphne K. Lee

Desire for Perfection: Asia’s First iPhone Feature Film ‘I WeirDO’

Touted as Asia’s first feature film to be entirely shot on an iPhone, 'I WeirDO' examines human affection through a relationship built upon obsessive-compulsive disorder.

2019/05/16 | Cat Thomas

FILM REVIEW: 'A Bread Factory' Gears Up for Urban Nomad Premiere

Patrick Wang’s epic two-parter 'A Bread Factory' has its Taiwan premiere at 2019 Urban Nomad Film Festival and is a compelling story for our times.

2021/03/26 | CJ Sheu

‘Our Story’ and the Possibilities of Literature

The manga-influenced ‘Our Story’ has the charms of a coming of age story, but also contemplates the power of literature.

2019/12/13 | New Bloom

Q&A With KEFF, Director of 'The Secret Lives of Asians at Night'

"The Secret Lives of Asians at Night" is a short film featured in the 2019 Taipei Film Festival. Taiwanese-American director KEFF talks about his upbringing and the inspiration for the film.

2019/02/18 | New Bloom

Authors Jimmy Liao and Tian Er Swap Stories at the 2019 Taipei Book Fair

Taiwanese author Jimmy Liao and Chinese author Tian Er discussed their origins at Taipei's recently wrapped 2019 book fair.

2019/02/18 | Global Voices

Searching for the True South Asian Origins of Biryani

Its true birthplace is a topic of hot debate, but everyone agrees that biryani is delicious.

2018/11/16 | The Conversation

Borneo Cave Paintings of Wild Cattle Emerge as World's Earliest Figurative Art

Cave paintings discovered in Malaysian Borneo in the 1990s have been revealed to be much older than first thought.

2019/11/29 | The Interpreter

Brilliant Time: Bridging the Cultural Gap Between Taiwan and Southeast Asia

A bookstore in New Taipei City is creating a community for Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan and encouraging local Taiwanese to learn about Southeast Asian cultures.

2019/10/02 | CJ Sheu

'Vai' Explores a Pacific Islander Woman’s Life to Yield Multifaceted Rewards

The 2019 Women Make Waves film festival takes place from 10/4 to 10/13 at SPOT Huashan Cinema in Taipei. This review is based on a complimentary media screener.

2018/09/25 | Jennifer Yang

INTERVIEW: Taiwanese Fashion Designer Sami Chen Charms New York Fashion Week

The concert pianist turned fashion designer introduces us to her new collection, and Miffy the adorable bunny.

2018/12/14 | Jules Quartly

PHOTO STORY: Bling, Bling, Who’s Calling at Taipei Fashion Week?

Taipei Fashion Week dialed up the excitement with four days of runway shows and the hope is, this is the start of something big.

2019/11/15 | CJ Sheu

'The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead' Runs on Queerphobic Jokes

Perhaps "The Gangs, the Oscars, and the Walking Dead" shouldn't have been produced in the first place.

2018/12/21 | Atlas Obscura

How Exiled Chinese Muslims Gave Kyrgyzstan Its Culinary Crown Jewel

The Dungan people brought their signature noodles to Kyrgyzstan, much to the delight of Kyrgyz people.